Emigrants leave Ireland from Knock Airport after a visit home for Christmas.
- Title Emigrants Leave Ireland After Christmas
- 1st Broadcast 05/01/1994
- ContributorJim Fahy (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:02:15
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Emigrants Leave Ireland After Christmas
- Extended description
Christmas in Ireland is a time for family gatherings. In periods of high emigration, this often meant thousands returning home for the holidays. After Christmas, there would be a mass departure.
Jim Fahy reports from Knock Airport as thousands of those who had been home for Christmas leave Irish shores again. One crying woman tells of her four children who have been forced to emigrate due to local unemployment. An elderly man states that he is still Irish even though he left over fifty years ago and he will never be granted a vote in Ireland.
A RTÉ News report on emigrants leaving Ireland again after the Christmas holidays. Broadcast 5 January 1994.
- Local keywords Knock Airport, Ryanair, Christmas, Emigration, Recession
- Geographical coverage Knock, Mayo, Ireland
- Topic National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1994
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier BN94/001
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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